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Kongsberg Automotive provides world-class products to the global vehicle industry. Our products enhance the driving experience, making it safer, more comfortable and sustainable. With revenues of approx. EUR 1.1 billion and approximately 11.500 employees in 19 countries, Kongsberg Automotive is truly a global supplier. The company is headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland and has more than 25 production facilities worldwide. The product portfolio includes seat comfort systems, driver and motion control systems, fluid assemblies, and industrial driver interface products developed for global vehicle manufacturers.

General Manager and Sales Director


Yangsan KyungNam, KR, 626-220

Country/Region:  KR

  • Position: General Manager and Sales Director
  • Report to: Vice President & General Manager, Asia
  • Locations: Seoul and Yangsan, Korea
Main Objective
  • Establish KA as a main player and win profitable business in PV and grow the CV business including AM.
  • Relationship development between Korea OEM / 1 tier customer accounts and KA Korea / KA group and participate in presentations with OEM or Tier1 customers with representing the company where natural and required
  • Negotiation the price of new business and maintain and re–negotiate current contracts including LTAs
  • Initiate growth objectives with customers and ensure all submitted quotations are completed fully and within the guidelines of KA processes.
  • Propose cost-saving activities based on internal and external expectations to contribute towards increasing the competitiveness of the products.
  • Building relationships with key strategic customers. Support of the marketing organisation with regard to deliveries, quality performance, logistics, visits and so on.
  • Develop and implement strategic plans, with cooperation of the management team; set operational targets and budgets that support the P&C Strategic Planning (STP), priorities and policy deployment.
  • Ensure that business objectives and targets are clearly communicated to the local organisation and address the ways to generate the profit.
  • Health and Safety of our people in Korea
  • Profitability of our Korean business
  • Responsible and accountable for the entire external sales and marketing business activity in Korea, PV, CV and after market
  • Continuously push for and identify new business opportunities for PV, CV and other KA products
  • Responsible for implementing the sales strategy and the achievement of targets as set forth in STP, RF and running NO list as well as improvement plans
  • Responsible for top line development in RF and STP process in Korea
  • Secure quote approval at right level according to KA rules including margins, conditions and contracts
  • Secure implementation and update of Customer Roadmaps and Value Based Selling/Pricing according to KA processes
  • Secure Win Strategy and Value Propositions are worked out for all key business targets
  • Experienced General Manager in Automotive electronic Tier1 in Korea
  • Over 10 years sales experience in (international) automotive industry as a leader
  • Excellent at creating and maintaining relationship with customer
  • Able to communicate in written and spoken English
  • University degree - master or bachelor
Application / Contact

If this sounds interesting and likely the right challenge for you, we look forward to receiving your application!


Please register your CV/resume and cover letter.

Within your application, please inform us regarding your notice period and salary expectations.


The applications will be handled on an ongoing basis and the position may be filled before the application deadline date.

We want your integrity, accountability, creativity and teamwork mindset and skills

In Kongsberg Automotive we embrace diversity within our workforce. We make recruiting decisions based on experience and skills and pride ourselves on having a strong culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness.

We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds, providing a limitless pool of ideas and opportunities, who will incorporate our core values within their work. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles and offer an unlimited contract within a dynamic and international environment with prospects for personal growth.

Welcome to an outstanding career in Kongsberg Automotive!

Application Id:  964
Posting date::  Feb 6, 2021